Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pin Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson


Today I am sharing a card I made for the current Pinsights Challange over at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.  Check out the inspiration photo! It is just amazing!  So many beautiful photos with such deep reds and sprinkles of pink thrown in.  I tried to capture that with my card today.

I used the folk heart dies to create the inlaid hearts in varying shades of red, white and pink.  The sentiment and arrow are from the Love you so stamp set.  The Pretty Pink Posh sequins add a finishing touch.

One more Valentine card down, how many more to go??
Thanks for stopping by!  If you are on the east coast, hope you are staying warm and safe.  We here in the Pacific Northwest are enjoying some sunshine and 50 degree weather!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Valentine's Day cards

I'm happy to be sharing a couple of Valentine's Day cards with you.  I finally had a little time to play in my craft room and was glad to get a couple of cards made!

My first card uses a couple of Essentials by Ellen products.  The stamp set Bokeh Dots designed by Julie Ebersole is such a fun and versatile set, it can be used for so many different types of cards.  I stamped three of the scribbly circles in HA pink to red ombre ink. The heart is from the folk hearts die set and the sentiment is from the Love you so stamp set.   Even the tiny little dot that is scattered around the card is from the Bokeh Dots set - I think it really adds some interest to the card.  You can't tell from the picture, but I covered the heart with some clear Wink of Stella before mounting it with foam adhesive.

The second card uses a fun technique that I haven't done in a while.  I first applied a white pigment ink to a heart stencil on some kraft paper, and then shifted the stencil slightly to the right and down, and applied Memento Lady Bug ink over the top.  The result is a fun dimensional look while remaining completely flat.  The sentiment is again from the Essentials by Ellen Love you so set.  I also used Julie's trick of adding stickles to the edge of the panel.  I love the way it adds just a nice finishing touch to your card.

Thanks for checking in!  I know I haven't been posting much lately, but maybe my determination to send out Valentine's Day cards will help!
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Thank you cards

Hello all,
I finally got some time to play in my craft room and I was able to get some thank you's made.  I still have quite a few to go, but at least some of my friends and family will get a timely thank you for the nice gifts they gave us this Christmas!

This first card has the cute Mama Elephant penguin floating on a piece of ice with the Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh in the snow paper as the background.

The second card uses the HA diagonal stripe background to make a plaid pattern.  I used the pink to red ombre ink pad first, then turned the stamp and used soft pool ink to stamp it again, creating that great plaid!  The thank you die cut is one of my favorites, also Hero Arts.

The third card uses the Lawn Fawn notecard in walnut as the base, and I die cut the Avery Elle stitched circle tag from white, then stamped the wreath design using Savvy and Impress stamps.

Hope you all have a Happy 2016 - may it be the best crafty year ever!